JOHN MONTICH is a nationally recognized fine art photographer. Discovering the horizon-less landscape early in his career started his fascination with abstraction, images that bend the ideas of object, scale and perspective while still evoking a small part of the representational. It also changed the way he looked at his representational work. Narrowing his vision to a closer point of view became his style. Large objects, even buildings, are described by a distinct feature. Everyday ephemera are photographed with a minimum of background.
Using film capture and alternative processes to produce high contrast darkroom and transfer prints is his hallmark.
For over thirty years he has exhibited his photography in solo and group shows. His work is in many private and corporate collections across the country. The Petersen Automotive Museum and the Long Beach Museum of Art have added his work to their collections. Exhibitions at the Armand Hammer Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum of Art and the Torrance Art Museum have included his photography. A solo exhibit at the University of La Verne’s Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography surveyed his unique transfer images. Cal Poly Pomona, Cypress College, El Camino College, Emeritus College, Long Beach City College and Porterville College have featured his work.